With the singing of a song and the cutting
of a cake, the Sasebo Navy Ball celebrated the two hundred fortieth birthday of the United
States Navy. It was a pretty big surprise being selected
as the youngest person here tonight to have a chance to cut the cake. I was actually pretty
nervous at first then, you know, once I got up there I calmed down. Pretty special though.
Pretty good night so far. In addition to speeches and toasts, entertainment
was provided by the American Bombshells who emphasized the evening’s 1940’s theme
with classic and patriotic songs. All this was possible because of the hard work of Sasebo’s
navy Ball Committee. Chief Stanley and I were both chairmen for
the Navy Ball this year, so we recruited an awesome committee of about 20 members to fundraise,
do events, broadcast information, just get the word out. We kind of started in March
this year, so it’s been seven months of hard work.
I think that this is just an awesome time to come together, wear our uniform, show our
pride for being in the Navy. With great food provided by the staff of the
Harbor View Club and a song in the air, all in attendance could enjoy the occasion and
wish the Navy a happy birthday. Petty Officer Michael Sanchez, Fleet Activities Sasebo,